When Christ returns to earth, surviving humanity will be broken, humbled, and dazed by what has happened. Everything they knew and counted on has been destroyed. What will Christ do, how will He address and teach them in the days following His return as they learn that "their" way led to death and destruction, and they must learn the way of God that leads to life everlasting?
Rick Shabi was ordained an elder in 2000, and relocated to northern Florida in 2004. He attended Ambassador College and graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Science in Business, with a major in Accounting. After enjoying a rewarding career in corporate and local hospital finance and administration, he became a pastor in January 2011. Since then, he and his wife Deborah have served in the Orlando and Jacksonville, Florida, churches. Rick served as the Treasurer for the United Church of God from 2013–2022, and was named President in May 2022.